Is Ilkeston set for a microbrewery?

Picture: PA
Picture: PA

A micro bar could open in Ilkeston if a premises licence is granted by Erewash Borough Council.

The Burnt Pig on Market Street would be a micro bar with microbrewery attached.

The ground floor of the building used to be a empty shop and was granted planning permission for use as a drinking establishment in December.

The premises licence would allow the micro bar to sell alcohol until 11pm from Sunday to Thursday, and until 11.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

It would also allow regulated entertainment.

Police, councils officers and the applicant, David Clarke, visited the site following concerns from a resident about a planned smoking shelter. As a result people will be asked to smoke outside on Gladstone Street as it did not meet the requirements of the Health Act 2006.

Three people living close by have objected to the plans, fearing it could lead to anti social behaviour.

The council’s licensing and public protection panel will make a decision on the application at a meeting tonight.

In a letter of objection, one resident said a new drinking establishment on Market Street, open until midnight, was a ‘depressing prospect.’